Shiga Kogen Now daily snow and weather - Saturday 5th January 2019

Shiga Kogen Now (Archive Report)

Independent and trustworthy daily snow and weather reports from Shiga Kogen region, Japan
ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:48am on Saturday 5th January 2019
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Cloudy
Base temp:
-2°C

Top temp:
-7°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
Very light snow in places
wind condition
Light
visibility condition
Varied
This report
Saturday 5th January 2019, 8:48am
0cm
Friday 4th January 2019, 8:55am 3cm
Thursday 3rd January 2019, 8:28am 16cm
Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 8:42am 12cm
Tuesday 1st January 2019, 9:19am 2cm
Monday 31st December 2018, 8:58am 16cm
Sunday 30th December 2018, 9:07am 28cm
Last 7 reports (total): 77cm
Last 14 reports (total): 142cm
Current month (January 2019) total: 33cm
2018/2019 season so far total: 205cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Morning from Shiga Kogen.

Light snow has been slowly falling from the skies early morning today along with slightly milder conditions. It's still below zero - just milder than it has been and for Shiga Kogen in early January.

Actually there are places where the thin clouds are showing some sky behind, so it'll be interesting to see how the day pans out. Perhaps light snow at times and just generally cloudy for the rest.

The next decent snowfall for the region is due later Tuesday into Wednesday.

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Shiga Kogen resort info: Saturday 5th January 2019

The below information is manually checked for each report.
Official snow depth numbers are as reported by the ski resorts themselves.

Giant
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Hasuike
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Hoppo Bunadaira
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Higashitateyama
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Ichinose Diamond
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Ichinose Family
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Ichinose Yamanokami
- Official snow depth: 110cm

Kumanoyu
- Official snow depth: 95cm

Maruike
- Official snow depth: 70cm

Nishitateyama
- Official snow depth: 90cm

Okushiga Kogen
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Sun Valley
- Official snow depth: 80cm

Takamagahara Mammoth
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Tannenomori Okojo
- Official snow depth: 120cm

Terakoya
- Official snow depth: 100cm

Yakebitaiyama
- Official snow depth: 170cm

Yokoteyama
- Official snow depth: 95cm

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Planned night time operations at the Shiga Kogen ski areas are as follows. Please note that separate lift tickets are required.

Ichinose Diamond
Every Saturday until 23rd March 2019
13th January 2019
10th February 2019
Quad lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Ichinose Family
Daily until 23rd March 2019 (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
Number 2 pair B lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Kumanoyu
Every Saturday until 30th March 2019
13th January 2019
10th February 2019
20th March 2019
Number 1 pair lift
6:30pm until 9:00pm

Sun Valley
Every Saturday until 2nd March 2019
13th January 2019
10th February 2019
Number 1 quad lift
7:00pm until 9:00pm

Yakebitaiyama
Every Saturday until 2nd March 2019
13th January 2019
10th February 2019
Number 3 high speed lift
6:00pm until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:48am on Saturday 5th January 2019
The latest Shiga Kogen Now report can be found here

Shiga Kogen Now ski lift operation notes:

All ski areas of Shiga Kogen are open

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Furano Now 0cm
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Zao Now 11cm
Monday 21st January 2019, 9:10am
Grandeco Now 0cm
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Japan snowfall data
(updated daily during winter)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent Shiga Kogen Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Shiga Kogen Now reports up until Saturday 5th January 2019
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Shiga Kogen Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2018/2019
*as of Saturday 5th January 2019
2017/2018
Season
2016/2017
Season
5th January 0cm 12cm 20cm
4th January 3cm 47cm 2cm
3rd January 16cm 39cm 3cm
2nd January 12cm 16cm 0cm
1st January 2cm 2cm 1cm
31st December 16cm 4cm 3cm
30th December 28cm 28cm 25cm
Previous 7 days total 77cm 148cm 54cm
Previous 14 days total 142cm 233cm 139cm
November observed snowfall total 3cm 47cm 27cm
December observed snowfall total 169cm 276cm 215cm
January observed snowfall total 33cm 326cm 485cm
February observed snowfall total - 189cm 272cm
March observed snowfall total - 18cm 136cm
April observed snowfall total - 7cm 22cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 205cm 863cm 1157cm
Shiga Kogen Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Shiga Kogen Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
3cm
[3cm]
169cm
[172cm]
33cm
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
-
[205cm]
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
276cm
[323cm]
326cm
[649cm]
189cm
[838cm]
18cm
[856cm]
7cm
[863cm]
0cm
[863cm]
2016/2017 season - 27cm
[27cm]
215cm
[242cm]
485cm
[727cm]
272cm
[999cm]
136cm
[1135cm]
22cm
[1157cm]
0cm
[1157cm]
2015/2016 season - 7cm
[7cm]
105cm
[112cm]
204cm
[316cm]
147cm
[463cm]
97cm
[560cm]
8cm
[568cm]
0cm
[568cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
10cm
[10cm]
257cm
[267cm]
144cm
[411cm]
214cm
[625cm]
119cm
[744cm]
12cm
[756cm]
0cm
[756cm]
2013/2014 season - 1cm
[1cm]
145cm
[146cm]
188cm
[334cm]
208cm
[542cm]
113cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
0cm
[655cm]
2012/2013 season 1cm
[1cm]
2cm
[3cm]
126cm
[129cm]
193cm
[322cm]
158cm
[480cm]
60cm
[540cm]
10cm
[550cm]
0cm
[550cm]
  October November December January February March April May
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Shiga Kogen Now reports from the same period last season
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